Bad Decisions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Persuasive Essay
“A torch for me! Let wantons light of heart/ Tickle the senseless rushes with their heels” (I.iv.35-36). Is an important quote in William Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet, when Romeo chooses to attend the enticing Capulet party and meets Juliet. Throughout your lifetime, you are faced with numerous decisions that can infest your mind. Even if you weren’t aware of the consequences, you usually choose to make the right or the wrong decisions. Set in Verona, Italy, this story reveals the horrible decisions that a young couple makes that eventually lead to their tragic ending. Romeo and Juliet should be the ones to blame for their end because they were the ones who made bad choices, such as, marrying
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Juliet was instructed to drink a potion to send her into a coma to be mistaken as dead, then be taken to a morgue, and finally she would escape from Verona with Romeo. Friar gave Juliet a choice and she had decided to stick with the plan, “Upon a rapier’s point, stay, Tybalt stay!/ Romeo, Romeo, Romeo, I drink to thee” (IV.iii.57-58). She could have rejected the offer and prevented Romeo’s despair. The plan fails because Romeo had not received the letter so he had thought she was gone. This leads to him committing suicide and Juliet following in his footsteps. If Juliet had spent some time thinking of all the possibilities, the romantic duo could have survived.
Most of these horrible events can be blamed on the rash decisions of our protagonists. By forcing a hasty marriage, slaying adversaries, and carrying out an elaborate plan that failed, Romeo and Juliet had carved out a dark path to their demise. If they had just been patient and made more intelligent choices, they could have lived to see another day. Have you ever made a rushed decision that had ended up badly? Romeo and Juliet have made
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